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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: A125–A130

Evaluation of a model to predict anomalous-observer performance with the 100-hue test

Jack Moreland, Vien Cheung, and Stephen Westland  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. A125-A130 (2014)

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Two subjects, protanomalous and deuteranomalous, performed the Farnsworth–Munsell 100-hue test with and without prescribed ColorView spectacle aids under simulated D65 lighting. Errors were greater with aids than without. Using spectral measurements of test reflectance, aid transmittance and lighting, chromaticities of the 100-hue caps were calculated with and without aids in the uniform chromaticity diagrams for protanomaly and protanomaly [Ophthalmol. Physiol. Opt. 30, 685 (2010).]. Errors were modeled from chromatic spacing on a smoothed 100-hue locus together with a distractor term, derived from the distances of raw data from that locus. Good correspondence was found between the measured test and model profiles for the major maxima as well as other aspects of shape and position.

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OCIS Codes
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.4060) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision modeling
(330.5370) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiological optics

ToC Category:
Variations and deficiencies of color vision

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2013
Published: January 24, 2014

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Jack Moreland, Vien Cheung, and Stephen Westland, "Evaluation of a model to predict anomalous-observer performance with the 100-hue test," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, A125-A130 (2014)

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